History 12 Paper

Course Info
Course Title: 
History 12 Paper
Grade Level: 
Course Format: 
M Savich
Course Description

This revised course provides an introduction to the history of the twentieth century, beginning with the treaties that ended World War I and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. While studying these events, students learn skills necessary to interpret historical events, including: how to ensure historical information is accurate and relevant; how to develop historical empathy; and how to present clear, logical arguments based on a knowledge of the events.


The course consists of four modules with a consumable workbook and a test for each module. There is also a Provincial Exam Preparation package which includes exam writing tips, a glossary, and a simulated provincial exam for practice. This may be used as students work through the modules or after they have completed the course. A History 12 Website includes links relevant to the module topics. These are included as options.


Students should ignore any reference in the course material to a Provincial Exam, as the Ministry of Education removed this requirement in Sept 2011.


It is recommended that students complete Social Studies 11.
No. Exams: 
Proctored Exams: 

Global Forces of the Twentieth Century (Reidmore Books) 

Source File

The World This Century, Working with Evidence (Irwin)

A Map History of the Modern World (Irwin)

From Marx to McDonald’s DVD 


Use of a DVD player is required for this course.


No. Modules: 
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Failure of Normalcy: the World After WW1

Section 1: How We Discover Truth in History, Nationalism, and Imperialism

Section 2: The World in 1919

Section 3: Russia from Revolution to World War II

Section 4: The USA in the 1920s and the 1930s


Module 1 Test covers the work of Module 1.


Module 2: War in Mid-Century

Section 1: Germany, Italy and Japan in the 1920s and 1930s

Section 2: International Affairs in the 1920s and 1930s: Britain and France

Section 3: World War II

Section 4: The World In 1945: The Realignment of Power, New Technologies, Social Change


Module 2 Test covers the work of Module 2.


Module 3: Uneasy Peace: Proxy Wars

Section 1: Causes of the Cold War

Section 2: The Cold War: The Berlin Blockade to the Cuban Missile Crisis

Section 3: The Cold War: After the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Collapse of the Soviet Union

Section 4: Internationalism Since 1945


Module 3 Test covers the work of Module 3.


Module 4: The Winds of Change

Section 1: East Asia: India and China

Section 2: Vietnam and Afghanistan

Section 3: The Middle East: 1945 to 1991

Section 4: Economic and Social Change in the Post-War World


Module 4 Test covers the work of Module 4.


Textbook Deposit: 

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